Once they got
dressed, adults might wander down to the Forum to do their shopping and
The Forum was
the main marketplace and business center, where the ancient Romans
went to do their banking, trading, shopping, and marketing. It was also
a place for public speaking.
The ancient Romans were great orators.
They loved to talk (although not nearly as much as the ancient Greeks!)
The job of their orators was not to argue, but to argue persuasively!
People thronging the Forum would stop and
listen, then wander away to do their shopping, and perhaps leave a gift
at a temple for one of their gods. The Forum was also used for festivals
and religious ceremonies. It was a very busy place.
Roman Forum - Take a Look (thinkquest)
roman street - what doesn't belong? Toss it in the time tunnel